Levator Ani Syndrome

What it is, how it manifests, and can physical therapy can help.

Levator ani syndrome is a pelvic pain condition characterized by extremely painful spasms in the perineum or rectal region and is also known as levator spasm or levator syndrome.

The exact cause of levator ani syndrome is unknown but it is believed to be the result of a spasm of the levator ani muscles, which in itself can cause pain and can also irritate the nerves within the pelvic floor. People of all genders can experience levator ani syndrome.

Pelvic floor physical therapy can help to identify possible reasons for the spasms and utilize manual therapy to relax the muscles, as well as assist in developing an effective self care program. Treatment of levator ani syndrome may require multiple care providers, among which a pelvic health physical therapist plays a key role in recovery.

Levator Ani Syndrome
or related symptoms? Pelvic floor physical therapy can help.

Mendwell is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapy clinic serving patients in Portland, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard. Our team of specialists are passionate about helping patients improve pelvic function, relieve pain, and get back to feeling their best. Reach out to learn how we can help.

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